Runboard.com
You're welcome.
Community logo






runboard.com       Sign up (learn about it) | Sign in (lost password?)

Page:  1  2 

 
Spindoc Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user

Registered: 12-2012
Posts: 3
Karma: 0 (+0/-0)
Reply | Quote
Snow kiting


I'm new to the area and would like some info on the best snow kiting spots in and around Kingston/napanee and surrounding areas. I need to feed my addiction........
12/29/2012, 6:10 pm Link to this post Send Email to Spindoc   Send PM to Spindoc Blog
 
ashley920 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user

Registered: 10-2011
Posts: 14
Karma: 0 (+0/-0)
Reply | Quote
Re: Snow kiting


Welcome to the area!

Camden lake is one place you'll see on local kite spots. Access isn't great from what I've heard(never been there). But it's super shallow and freezes over early.

In general, lakes up north a bit will hold snow better and freeze quicker, I usually go to Westport. Once Lake Ontario gets colder, elevator bay in Kingston is an option and eventually Lake Ontario itself. Last year was a bust, but this year is looking much better!

I moved here from Saskatchewan, so I'm used to a wide selection of open fields to kite on. Still on the lookout for a field around here where I can get permission to kite.
12/30/2012, 8:42 am Link to this post Send Email to ashley920   Send PM to ashley920 Blog
 
Westyrob Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user

Registered: 01-2010
Posts: 130
Karma: 0 (+0/-0)
Reply | Quote
Re: Snow kiting


I saw deer on the lake today (Westport) and that usually means it's safe. And boy do we have snow up here... almost 2 feet of powder.
12/30/2012, 5:28 pm Link to this post Send Email to Westyrob   Send PM to Westyrob
 
Spindoc Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user

Registered: 12-2012
Posts: 3
Karma: 0 (+0/-0)
Reply | Quote
Re: Snow kiting


Thank you for the info. I live between glenorra ferry and bath and did some driving around today and found some really good open fields (that are holding the snow) by the lake, should make for some clean wind! I need to talk with the owners of the land and get permission, hopefully they are cooperative...

I will def check out westport (2ft powder, yeya!) and cant wait until lake Ontario freezes over!

I heard that saskatchewan has some great flooded field kiting in the spring, is that where you rode mostly..
12/30/2012, 7:21 pm Link to this post Send Email to Spindoc   Send PM to Spindoc Blog
 
ashley920 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user

Registered: 10-2011
Posts: 14
Karma: 0 (+0/-0)
Reply | Quote
Re: Snow kiting


Flooded field kiting? Never heard of it, although it may be possible in spring in the southern part of Saskatchewan were its flat.

If you find a field and feel like sharing let me know!
12/31/2012, 9:17 am Link to this post Send Email to ashley920   Send PM to ashley920 Blog
 
Spindoc Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user

Registered: 12-2012
Posts: 3
Karma: 0 (+0/-0)
Reply | Quote
Re: Snow kiting


If I'm successful in locking down a field I will let you know. Sessions are always more enjoyable sharing them with like minded individuals!!
1/1/2013, 11:37 am Link to this post Send Email to Spindoc   Send PM to Spindoc Blog
 
brent4336 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user

Registered: 06-2007
Posts: 378
Karma: 0 (+1/-1)
Reply | Quote
Re: Snow kiting


Camden Lake is basically flooded fields. Don't think there is anywhere deeper than 5 feet. It freezes up like an ice cube tray so may be good to go but I haven't checked it out yet. Its about ten K long going east west, so it can even have cleanish wind. Can get windswept, but usually holds snow better than the big lake cause its pretty much all marshy. . Access is through the public lot at the east end of the lake. It can be tough to get in there right after a major dump, but its usually accessible.

I gotta check westport next day out. sound like the best snow in easy reach.

1/4/2013, 1:29 pm Link to this post Send Email to brent4336   Send PM to brent4336
 
Westyrob Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user

Registered: 01-2010
Posts: 130
Karma: 0 (+0/-0)
Reply | Quote
Re: Snow kiting


Before coming to Westport, we need some more snow - todays high winds blew most of it off the lake! Ashley and Josh came up today and we played around in a local field. Good fun. I think we're supposed to get some more snow overnight... keeping my fingers crossed.
Rob
1/4/2013, 3:59 pm Link to this post Send Email to Westyrob   Send PM to Westyrob
 
windego Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user

Registered: 07-2007
Posts: 283
Karma: 0 (+0/-0)
Reply | Quote
Re: Snow kiting


Hey ROb
Setup a webcam for us please..emoticon Ice here on the island is going away now...:0(
1/10/2013, 2:59 pm Link to this post Send Email to windego   Send PM to windego
 
Westyrob Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user

Registered: 01-2010
Posts: 130
Karma: 0 (+0/-0)
Reply | Quote
Re: Snow kiting


Thats not a bad idea! I just came in from the lake - drilling test holes. 8 inches of ice and the deer are walking all over it. I must confess I was quite surprised at how well the ice has stood up. A little more snow would be very welcome now though... lol It has pretty much disappeared on the lakes, still lots on the fields, but the lake is pretty icy.
1/10/2013, 3:25 pm Link to this post Send Email to Westyrob   Send PM to Westyrob
 


Add a reply

Page:  1  2 





You are not logged in (login)